HOLLYWOOD, FL – The Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) has joined forces with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

A.R.E. said it is raising the profile of retail environments providers’ contribution to the green building industry. With the USGBC, A.R.E. will work to ensure that the retail environments industry maintains a significant presence in the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Retail-Commercial Interiors (LEED for Retail-CI). The association is educating members and retailers about how retail environments elements fit into LEED for Retail-CI through a special Web section, magazine articles, educational sessions at GlobalShop, the A.R.E. Convention, A.R.E. seminars and other channels.

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